After the announcement of government to curb in cooking gas subsidy, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan approved to remove subsidy on Parliament canteen food. From so many years, the public is criticizing over parliamentarians for enjoying cheap food, such as a plate of chicken curry for INR 37 or Dal for just INR 2. Therefore, considering this, the government has taken such a step.

Now, the INR 18 veg Thali will now be sold for INR 30, while a non-veg Thali will see a hike of INR 27. The price of Chicken Curry has been revised from INR 29 to INR 40. These new rates are effective from January 1st. Mr. Jithendra Reddy, the Parliament food committee’s chairman stated,

“Prices of all items have been increased by 50-70%.”

Recently, the query under the Right To Information Act has revealed that in past five years, the canteen, operate by the Northern Railways catering service, got a subsidy of INR 60.7 Crore. Besides MP’s visitors, parliament staff and many journalists also relish the canteen’s subsidized food.

Ten years ago, the rates of canteen food items had been revised and after that, the price of food material continually hiked, but despite that the cost remained same for the MP’s. As, the government had aired that those families, who have the annual taxable income of INR 10 Lakh will not get any subsidy on cooking gas. The decision of subsidy will also be implemented on the non-poor section.

According to the Lok Sabha, the amount of food prepared will be as per the usage so that nothing is wasted. It has also decided to place tea☕️ and coffee vending machines.